Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Photos show alleged Quds Force headquarters destroyed in IDF strikes

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Satellite images released Wednesday night show the destruction of two suspected Iranian headquarters around Damascus that were hit in Israeli airstrikes earlier in the day in response to a rocket attack on northern Israel on Tuesday. The photographs, distributed by the private Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International, show two buildings that are believed to have … Read More

Blue Flag international air force drill hailed ‘most advanced’ to date

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israel completed its fourth international air exercise in southern Israel, Blue Flag 2019, earlier this month – a drill that planners have described as being the most advanced of its kind to date. Towards the end of the exercise, held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14 at Uvda Air Force Base, just north of Eilat, … Read More

Israel Strikes Dozens of Iranian, Syrian Targets Following Rocket Barrage

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“The attack was carried out in response to the launching of rockets by an Iranian force from Syria’s territory into Israel, intending to strike Israeli territory,” read the IDF statement, referring to a barrage of rockets launched toward Israel’s Golan on Tuesday. “We showed the Iranians we have the capabilities to react forcefully,” said a … Read More

Israel strikes Hamas after it fires two rockets at Beersheva

Monday, November 18, 2019

(November 17, 2019 / JNS) Israel struck several Hamas installations in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after two rockets were fired at the city of Beersheva from the coastal territory, setting off warning sirens. According to Israeli military sources, the country’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed both rockets. At least eight people suffered light injuries … Read More

IDF launches fresh strikes in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched fresh airstrikes on Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning, in response to four rocket attacks from the coastal enclave which violated a ceasefire agreement announced the day before. Palestinian media reported that Israeli drones and fighter jets conducted strikes … Read More

After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

Friday, November 15, 2019

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire that appeared fragile, and which was punctured twice by rocket fire from Gaza, went into effect on Thursday after 50 hours of combat between the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror faction and the Israel Defense Forces. As many as 450 rockets were fired at Israeli cities and towns … Read More

Gaza ceasefire between Israel, Islamic Jihad said in effect from 5:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Egypt has brokered a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad terror group to end two days of intense fighting in Gaza that saw hundreds of rockets fired into Israel and 32 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said early Thursday. The truce went into effect at 5:30 a.m after three hours … Read More

Gaza rockets fired into Israel despite reported ceasefire agreement

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The agreement was reached following two days of cross-border violence between Israel and the PIJ A number of projectiles launched from the Gaza strip were fired into Israel Thursday morning despite a tentative ceasefire agreement that reportedly went into effect at around 5:30 am (Jerusalem time). According to Hebrew media, sirens and rocket explosions were … Read More

IDF eases all security restrictions, reopens Gaza crossings as ceasefire holds

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five projectiles fired from Gaza after truce is announced; army says Islamic Jihad rocket commander among those killed in overnight strike The Times of Israel is liveblogging the events of Thursday, November 14, after two days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza following the killing of Islamic Jihad terror chief Baha Abu al-Ata. The … Read More